ORS 622.996
Civil penalties

  • rules
  • hearing
  • disposition of moneys


In addition to any penalty available under ORS 561.190 (Rules and regulations) or 622.992 (Criminal penalty), the State Department of Agriculture may impose a civil penalty for a violation of ORS 622.010 (Definitions) to 622.180 (Powers of department) or of rules adopted under ORS 622.180 (Powers of department). For the purposes of this section, each day a violation continues after the period of time established for compliance shall be considered a separate violation unless the department finds that a different period of time is more appropriate to describe a specific violation event.


The department may adopt rules establishing a schedule of civil penalties that may be imposed under this section. Civil penalties imposed under this section may not exceed $10,000 for each violation.


When the department imposes a civil penalty under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall impose the penalty in the manner provided by ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures), except that the written application for a hearing must be received by the department no later than 10 days after the date of mailing or personal service of the notice of civil penalty.


Moneys received by the department from civil penalties imposed under this section shall be deposited in the General Fund to the credit of the Department of Agriculture Account. [2009 c.175 §18]

Source: Section 622.996 — Civil penalties; rules; hearing; disposition of moneys, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors622.­html.

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